Born in Florida, Richard Alfieri graduated from Yale University and began his professional career in New York. He wrote the feature film, Echoes, and the novel, Ricardo - Diary of a Matinee Idol, which he adapted into the screenplay, Moonlight Blonde. He produced the feature film, Rescue Me, and executive-produced the NBC film, False Witness. He wrote the film adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze. His play, The Sisters, suggested by Chekhov’s Three Sisters, premiered in Los Angeles. Mr. Alfieri adapted the play for feature-film production, and the film premiered as an Official Selection at both the Tribeca and Hollywood Film Festivals. The Sisters subsequently won the Santa Fe Film Festival’s Milagro Award for Best American Independent Film.
Mr. Alfieri was awarded the Grand Prize at the New York Film and Television Festival and a Writers Guild Award nomination for his screenplay for the film, A Friendship In Vienna. He received a Writers Guild Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, Harvest Of Fire. He also received a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Norman Lear's ABC special, I Love Liberty.
Mr. Alfieri’s play, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theater. The play premiered in Los Angeles and has since opened around the world with productions in London, Berlin, Sydney, Madrid, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Helsinki, Budapest, Amsterdam, Miami, Prague, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, and many other cities. Mr. Alfieri has adapted Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks for feature film production later this year.